Latrobe City Council has adopted a planning scheme amendment for the Morwell Activity Centre Plan. The Amendment will now be submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.
The Morwell Activity Centre Plan will be used to guide development within the Morwell Activity Centre over the next 15 to 20 years and formed the basis of the Amendment.
Changes to the Activity Centre seek to address long term ambitions for Morwell’s growth and sustainability as well as supporting its reactivation, increasing housing, retail and employment opportunities in line with future growth demands.
Amendment C137 was placed on exhibition from 27 October to 28 November 2022. This included notification to landowners, occupiers, agencies, authorities, local businesses and community groups and Ministers.
A total of six submissions were received. All changes requested by submissions were able to be accommodated.
Mayor of Latrobe City Council, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan said the Morwell Activity Centre Plan is an important part of Morwell’s population growth.
“The Morwell Activity Centre Plan is a fantastic project that will see great outcomes for the Morwell community and future planning for the town,” said the Mayor.
“The population in Morwell is expected to experience moderate population growth and will increase to approximately 15,000 persons by 2033, planning for the central business district will allow for this growth to be accommodated.”